Colleton River Plantation, Hilton Head Island, SC

photo at Colleton River Plantation on HHIThe homes in Colleton River Plantation reflect the Lowcountry elegance but tend to be unpretentious in their design. Each dwelling must be a minimum size of 2,400 square feet and adhere to the ARB regulations to make sure the residential footprint isn't too big for the size of the lot.

The houses nestle in the center of spacious lots amid the oaks and magnolias to create a feeling of warmth and comfort from the roads. There is an average of one home per two acres of property throughout the community.

Colleton River Plantation's select group of builders created homes that are rich in quality and design. Homes were built to accommodate the individual creativity that reflects the magnificent community in which they sit.

For golf enthusiasts there are two award-winning golf courses to enjoy – one by Jack Nicklaus and another by Pete Dye. Each course has its own clubhouse with views of the Colleton and Chechessee rivers.

There's More to Colleton River Than Golf

Deepwater docks and a community dock allow residents the chance to enjoy the natural wetlands beauty. Walking and biking trails crisscross the property. They can drink in the breathtaking Lowcountry environment of saltwater marshes, maritime forests and wildlife that is unsurpassed. Or have the chance to catch a spottail or to sight a bald eagle.

Colleton River Plantation sits on land that offers panoramic views in the area of the Colleton and Chechessee Rivers, with deepwater access to the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean.

There is an active Stan Smith tennis program, a junior Olympic-sized pool and a variety of programming and events to suit even the most non-golf playing or nature lover person.

Nearby Bluffton offers shopping, a limited nightlife and the unlimited charm of a town unsullied by overpopulation, over development and overdone tourist attractions.

Colleton River Golf

"You can attack one course or use your patience to overcome the other; either way, you can play your kind of golf on any given day.

"Thus says Jim Storey, general manager of Colleton River Plantation on Hilton Head Island, On Hilton Head Island... Colleton River Plantation golf coursein discussing a pair of much-heralded golf courses that continue to make the "best-of-the-best" lists in a multitude of golf publications.

"Pete Dye will tell you that his Colleton River course is his best work, a crowning achievement in more than 30 years of course design," Storey continues, adding that accolades for the course began rolling in just six months after it opened for play.

The recently renovated Jack Nicklaus golf course has a layout that places a premium on strategy and shot-making, striking a fine balance between challenge and playability. Heroic carries over hazards, treacherous bunkers and multi-tiered putting surfaces are notably absent, while open approaches to gently contoured greens, alternate routes of play and ample bailout areas are the norm. The course begins its journey through forests of live oaks, towering pines and magnolias on holes one and two, then rambles across lush meadowlands on the par-5 third, to the tranquility of the tidal marshes and subtropical palmettos on holes four and five. It repeats this pattern three times before bursting out of the protective environs of the interior on the unique par-5 14th to its grand finale on a wonderful stretch of wind-swept dunes bordering the Colleton River.

The Nicklaus Signature Course, along with the neighboring Pete Dye Course, give Colleton River the distinction of being one of the only private golf communities in the world to have had two courses on the same Top 100 list. And they are private, with play limited to owners of one of the Colleton River Plantation community's 695 lots.

"If you want to play these courses, you must own property in the community," advises Jeff Hall, one of the original developers and a realtor with Sea Pines Real Estate Company.

But there's more to this private golfing community. The Borland course, a nine-hole layout consisting of par-3 holes ranging from 60 to 135 yards, provides a fun way to perfect your short game. Designed by Bruce Borland, the course was named in his memory after his tragic death in 1999.

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